I am nuts about 50s and 60s architecture and design. I love the homes built during this era, I love church buildings built during this era. Even furniture and automobiles were so cutting- edge for their time. Design during this time is usually referred to as mid-century modern because although we (and I mean YOU) may sometimes consider it old-fashioned, many of the designs were completely daring and modern. The sleek flat roof lines and walls of glass are the first things that draw me in, and then I get totally hooked and try and figure out legitimate ways to get myself inside. I haven't taken any dishonest steps, the way my brother did one summer by claiming he was taking photos for a classic car magazine so that he could pose next to people's Corvettes.
Last month my friend was going to a church social at a neighbor's home that I had always admired, so when I mentioned it to my friend she invited me along. While everyone else was going ga-ga over the spread of croissants and salads I was staring at the design of the end tables and noticing the rock wall that ran down the entire height of the staircase. Food, schmood. I was getting my fill by looking at the decorating in this coolest-of-the-cool house.
I am posting here a photo of another home in my town that I "accidentally" drive past on a regular basis. Last week I was having a rough day and on the way home from a meeting I drove by as a way of self-medicating. I must say it helped. But don't tell anyone.
So, my question to you would be what building or piece of furniture has inspired you? Give me details and maybe I can change my driving route to include your suggestion. :)